Blue Jackets face Dallas Stars: NHL odds preview and stats

Columbus Blue JacketsDallas Stars
April 25, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Dallas Stars Odds

22-17-7TEAM RECORD22-20-4

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to grab a road win when they take on the Stars in Dallas at American Airlines Center on Thursday in hockey odds action.

The Stars sport records of 22-20-4 heading into this matchup, while the Blue Jackets sit at 22-17-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 24-16-6 for the Stars and 17-25-4 for the Blue Jackets.

View Columbus vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Stars as -116 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 24-rated Blue Jackets taking on the No. 21-rated Stars in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas' No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 17% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 83% of their penalties.

The Blue Jackets were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +162 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Dallas was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Sharks. They lost as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Nashville are 6-4
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blue Jackets at Stars trends to consider:
Columbus is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Columbus' last 15 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Dallas' last 15 games when playing Columbus
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas' last 10 games at home

Next up:
Columbus home to Nashville, Saturday, April 27
Dallas home to Detroit, Saturday, April 27